Training Materials

Supplier Portal Tutorials

The City of Boston has developed online training tutorials to assist bidders and vendors in completing procurement tasks within the Supplier Portal.  The tutorials have been customized to explain the process and functionality that City of Boston vendors will be accessing to complete business transactions with the City.  The interactive tutorials focus on the following activities within the Supplier Portal.

Tutorial Topics

  • Bidding Registration
  • Adding or Updating Business Vendor Registration eForm
  • Adding or Updating Individual Vendor Registration eForm
  • Viewing Active Public Events
  • Viewing Event Details
  • Viewing Discussion Forum
  • Entering Bids Online
  • Editing or Canceling a Submitted Bid
  • Uploading XML File Bids Created Using Excel
  • Reviewing & Signing Contract – Externally
Tutorial Instructions

These tutorials will be launched within an Internet browser window through the User Productivity Kit (UPK) application. The UPK is launched directly from the City of Boston Procurement site. It does not require the vendor to download or install any software.

Vendor Training Presentation

The City of Boston is conducting training for bidders and vendors through an online presentation. For those who wish to use the presentation to train or refresh additional members of the organization, a copy of the materials are available here.
Vendor Presentation